Dr. Jen Wells is the Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. In this role, she works cooperatively with staff, faculty, administrators, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to advance the Kennesaw State University's continuous improvement initiative. Jen promotes a culture of excellence and continuous improvement through Improve KSU, the university-wide assessment model, and the assessment of performance and student learning outcomes. She also leads the development and implementation of assessment and evaluation activities for institutional-level projects, including the university strategic plan and quality enhancement plan (QEP).
Dr. Wells was previously the Director of Planning and Assessment in Student Affairs at Kennesaw State University. She earned her Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia with her dissertation focusing on the psychosocial development of students with the Broader Autism Phenotype. Jen received undergraduate degrees in German and History from Albion College, and a Masters in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State. She is the Editor for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), and facilitated the release of the 9th edition CAS Book and Self-Assessment Guides (SAGs). Jen enjoys CrossFit, reading, hiking, and most importantly, spending time with her dog, Max.
Annemieke Rice works as Vice President of Campus Success at Campus Labs. In this role, Annemieke leads the consultation and support teams that work directly with more than 750 Member Campuses. Her approach is infused with a great deal of empathy; she herself was once an employee of a Member Campus. Before joining the Campus Labs team in 2008, Annemieke worked for her alma mater, Northeastern University, where she served first as an academic advisor and then as a Fellow to the Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. In addition to leading the division’s assessment efforts, she participated in divisional and institutional strategic planning and initiatives for student retention. She also served on the self-study teams for Northeastern’s NEASC accreditation, as well as AACSB accreditation for the university’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
Annemieke earned a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Neuroscience and Journalism from Lehigh University and a Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University. A charismatic speaker, she has presented at more than 100 national and regional forums and consulted with over 250 higher education institutions.